Ancaster opened the 2019 Stratford Minor Bantam tournament this weekend with an 11-1 win over the Pickering Red Sox at the historic National Stadium. Saturday saw us beat the host Stratford Nationals 5-4 to start the day. In afternoon play, the team travelled to rural Mitchell, Ontario to play division opponent MSBA Twins. The team ultimately won 13-11 after twice letting the Twins back into a blow out.
Finishing pool play 3-0 gave us a second seed and spot in the semi finals. Sunday saw us play the Twins again in the shadows of the Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame in picturesque St. Mary’s, Ontario. The team tightened up some early miscues to win 8-5 which sent us back to Stratford for a showdown with the also undefeated Cambridge Cubs in the finals.
Strong pitching and some clutch hitting propelled the team to a 5-3 win and the tournament championship.
Excellent effort by the team this weekend. The coaching staff appreciate all the sacrifices from the players and parents.